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Franck Kestener

This Lorraine-based chocolatier (a Meilleur Ouvrier de France) opened a boutique in Paris in late 2010. Before that, the only place to get his famed Atlantique tablet in town was À l’Etoile d’Or. His macarons and chocolate dipped cookies are exceptional, too.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Guy Lussac, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny-La Sorbonne (10) or Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 43 26 40 91
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “I am hooked on l’Atlantique, an exquisite square of dark chocolate with crispy shortbread and gooey salted caramel layered inside… next time I plan on taking a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, I know just where to stop for something to snack on for my walk.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Autre installation qui va faire du bruit : celle de Franck Kestener. Ce jeune prodige de la chocolaterie, MOF depuis 2004 et champion du monde de pâtisserie par équipe en 2006, débarque enfin à Paris. Jusque-là, il fallait aller jusqu’à Sarreguemines (Moselle) pour goûter à ses créations.”

Kerrin Rousset (2010) “Among the country’s best chocolatiers, yet he somehow escapes the spotlight… my long-time favorite bar, his Atlantique. It’s simply irresistible: dark chocolate, buttery shortbread and salted caramel.”

Photo courtesy of Franck Kestener’s Facebook

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